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US is home to almost half of all major cloud data centers

This may come as little surprise, but nearly half of all major cloud and Internet data centers are located in the United States of America. This is according to Synergy Research, which indicated 44 percent of such data centers are located in the U.S.

Could Facebook's M fill the gap left by dwindling real-life assistants?

Facebook has revealed mobile digital assistant M. One key differentiator between this tech and its predecessors is how M carries out its processes. While competitors solely on software, Facebook will employ a set of "M trainers" in conjunction with its artificial intelligence software to fulfill every request.

Spotlight: Building a big data back end? Here are 3 tips

If you're looking at building a big data back end for your mobile app, you'll really want to read Ashish Thusoo's post in Datanami. 

Facebook's Parse to open source SDKs for iOS, Android

Facebook's Parse app development platform is open sourcing its software development kits for iOS and Android devices, as well as Macs. The company plans to open source SDKs for other platforms in the near future.

Facebook lets businesses private message customers from public comments

Facebook is introducing a new feature where business page admins can reply to queries in comments with a direct message option that pops up in the comment thread.

Personal data sharing reaches addiction level

Are over-sharers merely looking for attention and as such purposefully intend for their data to be widely distributed? And if that's the case, do companies need to exercise any constraint in using that data if there was no intent for privacy by the user?

Neo4j sees graph-based search taking bigger hold on big data

Graph-based search has pretty much been the province of giants like Facebook and Google who use it to manage huge volumes of content and make data available in real-time to users. But like semantic search, graph-based search is beginning to take hold in more companies and industries. Take a look at where this came from and where its going. 

Windows 10 Wi-Fi feature raises security concerns

A feature that will be part of the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 10 is sending up red flags among security professionals. The Wi-Fi Sense feature, which was designed to make it easier to connect to local wireless networks by sharing secure connections with friends, could make it easier for anyone to connect to home networks, whether the network owners want them to or not.

The cyberpunk future may very well be on its way

Reportedly, William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and sometimes credited as the creator of the cyberpunk science-fiction genre, wasn't a computer guy. Quite the opposite, in fact. He wrote the...

While tech industry shares in pride celebrations, Facebook criticized by LGBT community

This past weekend, much of the tech industry was joining in the celebration of the LGBT community over the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. But Facebook found itself at the center of criticism by LGBT leaders for its continued "authentic name" policy.